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Audinate Announces 5th Annual Dante AV Networking World at ISE 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Dante’s AV Networking World series of informative presentations and hands-on workshops will be held Monday, 9 February 2015 at the Amsterdam Holiday Inn near the RAI Convention Center.

The free all-day event will feature presentations, training workshops and interactive panel discussions led by industry design consultants, AV installation contractors and IT networking experts. The event will also feature a major interoperability networking demonstration of Dante-enabled products and systems, several of which are debuting at ISE from the industry’s leading audio manufacturers. 25 leading audio equipment manufacturers are co-sponsoring this year’s conference including Ashly Audio, AtteroTech, audio-technica, Bosch, Bose, BSS, Crest Audio, Delec, Focusrite/RedNet, Harman Professional, Lab.gruppen, Lake, Nexo, NTP, Peavey Commercial Audio, Powersoft, PreSonus, Shure, Stewart Audio, Soundcraft, StageTec, Studio Technologies, Symetrix, Tendzone and Yamaha. Media sponsors include AV Magazine and rAVe Europe.

Presentations cover a variety of topics, including:
• A market research report on the state of audio networking
• A case study featuring the Singapore Sports Hub
• Networking 101- Understanding Networking Basics
• Common issues with how AV equipment is controlled
• A detailed look at Dante in the School of Audio Engineering (SAE)
• How Sydney Trains implemented a networked Digital PA
• Milano Congress – A look at Dante in Europe’s largest convention center
• A glimpse into the future of Dante and AV networking

In addition, a hands-on Dante workshop will bring together teams of participants to demonstrate how quickly and creatively a Dante network can be designed. The event will include raffles, giveaways and surprises throughout the day, as well as a sponsored lunch for all attendees and a hosted networking mixer at the end of the day.

Seating is limited, so register now to reserve your seat for this premiere event at ISE.
To register, click here http://bit.ly/avnw-ise1Dante AV networking World

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About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

Dante is a trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd, Audinate is a registered trademark of Audinate Pty Ltd. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Danley Synergy Horn Delivers Superior Pattern Control at Summit Church

Summit_ChurchNILES, MICHIGAN – JANUARY 2015: Although First Missionary Church established in Niles, Michigan over fifty years ago, it has been only in recent years that its growth has begun to strain the resources of its small sanctuary. The church elected to move to a new location, where it could build a larger multipurpose room and, as time and funds permitted, additional infrastructure, such as a dedicated sanctuary. Because the new building is located on a hill amid the relatively flat topography of southern Michigan, the church also elected to change its name to Summit Church. However, the name was all that changed. The church did not change its contemporary approach to delivering engaging services, which includes a full band with vocals, keyboard, guitar, bass, and drums. To present those services with maximum impact and intelligibility, Minnesota-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) designed and installed a sound reinforcement system centered on Danley Sound Labs SH-96 and SH-60 Synergy Horn loudspeakers.

“Summit Church’s worship director posted on a Church Sound and Media Tech Facebook group looking for bids for a design the church had been given,” explained Stefan Svärd, president of AVE. “We were recommended by three people, and I personally responded to his request. Although it seemed like something we could bid on, I wanted to speak with the worship director to understand exactly what their current situation was and what they were hoping to achieve with the new system. We spoke on several occasions, and I came to believe the design they were given was a square peg for a round hole. The room was to be wide and shallow – a gym really – with the stage on the long side. The design called for just one screen with only a 40-degree viewing angle, and the specified loudspeakers had no effective pattern control – in a concrete box with no acoustical treatment. It was going to be an audio/visual nightmare. We couldn’t bid on it in good conscience, but we could work out an alternative. We could give them two appropriate screens, excellent pattern control, and acoustical treatments.”

Svärd visited the church over the July 4th weekend. “I met with them and attended a service at the old location,” he said. “I felt welcomed. They had a great vibe, great music, and a wonderful message.” Based on his now-intimate knowledge of the church and the plan for its new multipurpose sanctuary/stage/gym, Svärd designed a new system in EASE. As installed, it is a simple exploded mono cluster with a single Danley SH-96 loudspeaker for main coverage, opposite Danley SH-60s for side fill, and two Tannoy VX6 loudspeakers for near fill. “I originally included a subwoofer in the design, but the budget wasn’t there,” Svärd said. “Fortunately, the SH-96 has respectable output down to 40Hz. Summit’s bass won’t knock you over or crush your chest, but it sounds full and musical. As funds permit, they may elect to add a subwoofer.”

QSC CXD-Q networked amplifiers power the system, with processing from QSC Q-Sys Core 250. A Soundcraft Expression console on a rolling rack provides flexible control for full-blown events, whereas a simple microphone jack and input for mp3 players paired with iPad control and/or a QSC touchpanel provide simple control for simple events. Band members use a new Digital Audio Labs Livemix personal monitoring system, which connects to the Soundcraft console via Dante. SVSI video processing handles a range of input sources, with final output to two Vivitek 4800lumen projectors and two Draper screens.

Svärd attended the first service at the new location, which turned out to be much more of a nail-biter than he had anticipated. Due to a shipping snafu, the acoustical panels hadn’t arrived in time, and so the system was effectively firing into a painted concrete box. “Between services, the pastor met with a group of older congregants – the population that typically has the hardest time hearing spoken word,” he said. “Without the acoustic panels in place, the pastor feared the worst and expected some complaints. To his amazement, there was not a single complaint! One older member said that for the first time ever he heard and understood every single word that was spoken. For me, there can be no greater testament to Danley’s tremendous pattern control paired with AVE’s solid design and installation. The guy understood every word in a concrete box! It’s astounding.”

Shortly after that time, the acoustical treatments arrived and the system went from great to stupendous. “Summit Church’s new building is located on a large parcel of land, and they have plans to eventually raise new buildings on it, including a dedicated sanctuary,” said Svärd. “I’m sure Danley will be a part of that because everyone is in love with how their new system sounds.”

ABOUT DANLEY SOUND LABS Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry today and recognized worldwide as a pioneer for “outside the box” thinking in professional audio technology.

www.danleysoundlabs.com

GRUND AUDIO DESIGN ANNOUNCES NEW GP SERIES LOUDSPEAKERS

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**** Photo: Grund Audio Design GP-12A ****

Council Bluffs, IA – WNAMM Booth 6332 Hall A … Grund Audio Design, a pioneering manufacturer of loudspeaker and signal processing products for the audio professional, is pleased to introduce the new GP Series loudspeakers. Featuring lightweight injection molded enclosures designed to provide years of trouble-free operation and easy transport, these self-powered general purpose sound reinforcement loudspeakers are ideal for a wide range of applications, including clubs, mobile DJs, performing musicians, corporate AV, houses of worship, and education. more

Meyer Sound CAL Becomes First AVnu-Certified AVB Loudspeaker

b_cal_back_panel_avb_700Meyer Sound has announced that its CAL™ column array loudspeakers are the first loudspeaker products to receive the AVnu certification by AVnu Alliance, the industry consortium that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) devices for interoperability. This certification is the global seal given to devices that have implemented the IEEE AVB standards and passed AVnu Alliance’s rigorous testing for interoperability and compliance. CAL can be heard live at the Meyer Sound stand at the 2015 ISE trade show in Amsterdam.

CAL is widely recognized for setting a new standard for coverage control and sonic precision in steerable column arrays. Now with the AVnu certification, CAL provides seamless interoperability with AVnu-certified AVB devices from other vendors to simplify network implementation for the user, while offering numerous advantages of the open IEEE AVB standards.

For specifiers and integrators, CAL with AVnu-certified AVB streamlines the network infrastructure by combining audio signal transmission with system control and monitoring using industry-standard structured cabling such as CAT5e and CAT6. This introduces unprecedented time and cost savings compared to traditional analog and digital signal distribution, while significantly simplifying network implementation and future reconfiguration. In addition, AVB eliminates shortcomings in legacy proprietary networking solutions and provides precise timing synchronization with guaranteed bandwidth.

“Meyer Sound embraces technology that yields superior audio performance and operating simplicity for our customers,” says Luke Jenks, director of product management at the company. “By aggressively addressing the issue of interoperability through AVnu certification, we have taken an important step to help customers create end-to-end AV networks that are easier to plan and less costly to install.”

The AVnu certification program is conducted by the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL), a third-party testing house that has also worked with the Wi-Fi Alliance and other industry consortia. Other products that have received AVnu certification include the AVB hardware and software reference platform from XMOS, switches from Extreme Networks, and more.

Heard in world-class venues such as California Memorial Stadium, the NFL Carolina Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, Musikverein in Austria, and Konzerthaus Berlin, CAL is designed to introduce high vocal clarity in even the most reverberant environments and provide exceptional headroom for music and speech reinforcement. It is offered in three models, each with different power capabilities. All drivers are tight-packed and are individually amplified and processed. CAL’s vertical beam can be angled up or down in one-degree increments up to 30 degrees, while the CAL 64 and CAL 96 models also include beam-splitting capabilities.

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“Top Gear Live” Blazes into Norway with Powerful Meyer Sound LEO and LYON

top gear liveWhen “Top Gear Live”arrived at Oslo’s 15,000-capacity Telenor Arena for three days of adrenaline-fuelled motoring spectacle, LEO-M and LYON™ linear line array loudspeakers from Meyer Sound provided high-impact audio support. “Top Gear Live”is a theatrical adaptation of the popular BBC show, engaging audiences with its trademark blend of quirky humor and rip-roaring car races, stunts, and explosions.

“The system performed perfectly, and the coverage from the LEO and LYON arrays was exceptional in every seat,” says Theis Romme, system designer and audio project manager for Victory Tour Production, principal audio supplier for the shows. “The sound quality of the music tracks and effects supported the visual spectacle, while the vocal clarity brought out the unique personalities of the hosts.”

An elongated, U-shaped audience area was covered by six arrays of eight LYON loudspeakers each. Four arrays of eight LEO-M loudspeakers each were aimed at the end seating areas, with 18 1100-LFC low-frequency control elements flown in the center of the arena. The fill systems comprised 24 MINA™ line array loudspeakers for front fill and 14 UPJ-1P VariO™ loudspeakers. System drive and optimization came from a Galileo® Callisto™ loudspeaker management system with one Galileo Callisto 616 AES and four Galileo Callisto 616 array processors plus two Galileo 408 processors. A separate cue system for the lighting technician included two MM-4XP loudspeakers and one MM-10 subwoofer.

FOH was mixed on a DiGiCo SD8 digital console, while the hosts used ten channels of Shure Axient wireless microphones with BETA58 handheld transmitters and bodypacks coupled to DPA 4088 headworn microphones. In-ear monitoring was carried over six channels from a Sennheiser SR 2050 wireless transmitter to 30 receivers.

“Top Gear Live” has been on the road since 2008. Hosts for both the live spectacles and the television series—seen by an estimated 350 million viewers in 170 countries—are Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.

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Hear Renkus-Heinz at Winter NAMM

 Orange County, CA – January 2015… After the eggnog and Auld Lang Syne, the music and pro audio industry kicks off the New Year with the annual Winter NAMM Convention in Anaheim, California. In keeping with that storied tradition, you will find Renkus-Heinz in our usual spot in the Anaheim Convention Center, Hall A, Booth 6420, from January 22-25, 2015.

Along with flagship Renkus-Heinz Iconyx products including IC2 and IC Live, on hand throughout the show will be VP Sales & Marketing Rik Kirby, Marketing Manager Margie Ulm, Product Marketing expert Jim Bailey, US Sales Managers Ladd Temple and Phil Van Peborgh, and our new company President Roscoe Anthony.

Next door at the always popular Hilton Mix Lounge, the Official NAMM Stage will be hosting a full roster of great performances beginning Wednesday evening and continuing through Saturday night. The stage will sound better than ever this year, outfitted with a full IC2 steered array and IC212S subwoofers. On stage, the players will be covered by RH123 monitors.

Elsewhere on the show floor, Sensaphonic will be sporting some PN61 two-way Complex Conic loudspeakers at booth 6952. And on Thursday evening at 8:00 PM at the Sharaton Park Hotel, Renkus-Heinz will join Contact Distribution in sponsoring the Canadian Reception. Hosted by Canadian Music Magazine, the Invitation-Only event will feature a set by R&B band Red Zeppelin, performing through an IC Live Dual sound system, with CF121M monitors on stage. Contact your Renkus-Heinz rep for an invite.

So if you’re visiting sunny Southern California for NAMM this year, come by and visit Renkus-Heinz, stop by the Hilton and hear IC2 in action. We’ll see you in Anaheim.

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About Renkus-Heinz - Headquartered in Foothill Ranch, California, Renkus-Heinz, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of audio operations networks, digitally steerable arrays, powered and non-powered loudspeakers, system specific electronics and fully integrated Reference Point Array systems.

Martin Audio MLA Takes the Stage At KROQ Christmas Show

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

KROQ’S 25th Annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show settled in at the recently remodeled L.A. Forum this year after leaving its main home at the Gibson Amphitheater, torn down in September of 2013, and briefly occupying the Shrine Auditorium last year.

According to Meegan Holmes, Executive Account and Project Manager at Delicate Productions who has done the show for 17 years, the newly upgraded Forum turned out to be “an awesome experience. The remodel included acoustic treatments that made for a tight dead space. That was already an amazing step in the right direction for any audio vendor,” Meegan added, “because the treatment practically eliminated the cavernous sound of your average sports arena.”

Featuring an eclectic lineup including No Doubt, Smashing Pumpkins, Imagine Dragons, Weezer, Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, System of A Down, Bush and Incubus among others, Delicate took advantage of the improved acoustics in the Forum with a Martin Audio MLA loudspeaker system.

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

Photo: Stephen Carr Photography

The actual setup included 14 Martin Audio MLA with 2 MLD (downfill) cabinets a side as the main hangs; 16 MLA Compact per side for side hangs; 9 MLX ground-stacked subs per side, and 6 W8LM cabinets for front fill.

Two identical FOH setups each included an Avid Profile 48-channel console and a DigiCo SD11 console, while the two identical Monitor setups employed an Avid Profile 48 channel console with 10 Martin Audio LE700 monitor wedges (stage) and 2 LE700’s (cue) along with a Martin Audio WS218X drum sub cabinet.

Tears for Fears - Stephen Carr Photography

Tears for Fears – Stephen Carr Photography

Evaluating the show, Meegan concluded, “Since we moved to an arena, KROQ wanted to create a different concert experience for their fans from years past. There was a thrust on the stage that led out to a 16′ by 16′ deck in the middle of the floor, so we used the DSP in the system to steer the energy of the MLA mains away from the thrust, making the engineers’ work less stressful when their artists walked downstage.

“Everyone remarked on the quality of sound, particularly the subs, that we provided at FOH. We received compliments from our competitors that attended the show as well.”

For more about Martin Audio, please click to www.martin-audio.com

About Martin Audio®
Founded by audio engineer David Martin in 1971, Martin Audio pioneered the use of all-horn-loaded bass designs in world-class touring loudspeaker systems for groups such as Pink Floyd, ELP and Supertramp. Located outside of London, Martin Audio now embodies a sophisticated mix of acoustic design, research, mathematical modeling and software engineering for a wide range of products in the installation, cinema and touring sound markets.

D.A.S. LAUNCHES THE VANTEC SERIES OF PORTABLE SYSTEMS

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**** Photo: The Vantec series ****

Valencia, Spain – NAMM Booth# 7101 (Arena)… D.A.S. launches the new Vantec series of portable systems. The Vantec series is comprised of 4 models available in both powered and passive configurations. The completely new series incorporates 12″, 15″ powered two-way systems, a double 15″ powered three-way system employing a “dual-band” configuration and a single 18″ powered subwoofer system. more

Sound Works Productions Celebrates NYE in Style With NEXO and Yamaha

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BUENA PARK, Calif.—It was a ‘big night’ in Chicago on New Year’s Eve when Sound Works Productions (Frankfort, IL) was hired to provide audio production for a celebratory party held in the Grand Ballroom of the Historic Palmer House Hilton. Billed as Big Night Chicago, the event was attended by over 3,000 who said goodbye to 2014 and rang in 2015.

“The Grand Ballroom at the Historic Palmer House Hilton Chicago is a unique space, states Daniel Nickleski, Owner/Director of Operations, Sound Works Productions. For this event, we couldn’t hang anything from the ceiling and needed to have a system that was light enough to be supported by ground lifts. The shape of the room is special as well; a large oval room with very high ceilings and a deep rectangular room off the back half.

Performances included DJ duo Brody Jenner and William Lifestyle among others. “With DJs on New Year’s Eve, we also needed a rig that has high SPL. The NEXO GEO S12 boxes gave us the lightweight footprint and pattern control, and the RS18’s Ray Subs made sure everyone felt the lows.” Nickleski said the balance of the coverage was achieved with NEXO PS10s as front fills and delays. The rig was the obvious choice for this event.”

A Yamaha LS9 Digital Audio Console performed at front of house with NX Amps handling all of the power and processing.

For more information on Sound Works Productions, visit www.soundworkspro.com.

For more information on NEXO and Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems products, visit www.yamahaca.com.

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About Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.:
Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc. (YCAS) provides a full line of professional audio products offering complete systems solutions for the sound reinforcement, touring, broadcast, commercial recording, and post-production markets with a complete line of digital mixers, amplifiers, speakers, processors, networking capabilities, and NUAGE Advanced Production DAW System. YCAS is also the official North American distributor for NEXO speaker products. With the new CIS Series that includes ceiling and surface mount speakers, mixer and power amplifiers, and matrix processors, the Company furthers is commitment to their commercial installation solutions customers. All market sectors receive comprehensive in-house/field product training, a dedicated dealer network, and 24/7 technical support.

SoundTube Announces new Rep Appointments

SoundTube Entertainment has announced the appointment of two representative firms, effective January 1, 2015.

Cardone, Solomon and Associates, based in Northport, NY, will represent SoundTube and its sister companies Soundsphere, Rockustics and SolidDrive for commercial sound in upstate New York. Sales will be handled by Regional Product Manager Rich Trombitas, who has been with CS&A since 2008 and has extensive experience in both speakers and the AV industry. Michael Solomon, a founding partner of CS&A, will work with specifying consultants in the state. “Being appointed to become the SoundTube representatives for our Upstate New York region is a natural fit for us,” said Michael Solomon. “It works well with our ongoing strategic plan to continue to offer high quality products to our network of spec writing consultants, design-build, systems integration and sound contracting customers.”

Midvale, Utah-based Signal Marketing, Inc. will represent SoundTube and its sister companies in the Rocky Mountain territory: Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, eastern Montana, eastern Idaho and El Paso, Texas. Company principal Steve Trump along with Don Heisler and Corey Gale have over 62 years of combined experience working with dealers and contractors in the territory; Heath Gilbert will provide technical support and training. “Signal Marketing recognizes SoundTube as an industry leader in quality loudspeaker and related solutions,” said Steve Trump. “We are pleased to be joining their team.”

“We’re excited to work with these two excellent rep firms,” said Jill Levine, Northern States Regional Manager for MSE Audio‘s Commercial Division. “Both companies have a superb track record in maintaining customer satisfaction and building sales. They are a perfect fit for our company philosophy and goals.”
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About SoundTube Entertainment
SoundTube Entertainment, based in Park City, Utah USA, develops, manufactures and markets loudspeakers for installed sound. Our broad range of products includes RSi and RS-EZ open-ceiling, CMi, CM-BGM and CM-EZ in-ceiling, SMi surface-mount, XT outdoor, HPi high-power, Secret Sound sound-focusing, LA columnar line array and IP-addressable speaker models along with the WLL wireless delivery system, SolidDrive surface-direct and Rockustics speaker brands. SoundTube products are installed in many of the world’s best-known commercial operations. SoundTube is part of MSE Audio®, Overland Park Kansas USA.
www.soundtube.com / www.mseaudio.com

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